Friday, May 11, 2007

knitting WITH tears...

Seriously. My Spring Fling Secret Pal Package could not have been delivered on a better day. My pal, Curly Top, sent it last week, and with perfect timing, it arrived yesterday, after my sister and I spent a very, very long day at the hospital with our mom (let's just leave it at that). I tried knitting at the hospital but there were a lot of tears. So I laughed when I saw the book! This package was so thoughtful with so many perfect goodies! Tea that I can't wait to try, chocolate that I immediately ate (and kept in my pocket today at the hospital!), and yarn....oh the yarn...




I just received my copy of Charmed Knits, and this Rowanspun Aran is calling out to be a Hermione Hat and mittens I think. Its perfect! And shouldn't my first attempt at lace involve alpaca?! Yummy!! Thank you thank you thank you Curly Top!! You have been a fabulous pal!!!



The day before, when things started going downhill, and Rowan and I had a horrible day, Rowan just kept saying, "Don't worry. Your package from Disco is at home." After three months of spoiling, Disco has become a dear friend and her final package was so thoughtful!

That card on top immediately called out to me to be framed and go in my office (I've been wanting to get some new art work in there and that is just perfect!). Below, a whole bunch of goodies and favorites of disco's...look at those cute puppy thank you cards!! And the Pina Colada Coconut Chocolate (oh yeah!).

And finally, a yum-O (as Disco would say) color of Amy Butler fabric, that pretty card again, and gorgeous Noro Lily Yarn (I haven't seen this before!!).


Look at that pretty blue. 30% silk and 70% cotton, perfect for summer. I'm sooooo thinking Dreamswatch! Could be because Disco made one, and Jessica made one, and Pashy is working on one, and Pashy and I actually bought some yarn to make one, but this is soooo pretty I could make another!!! Thank you so much Disco!! Hugs to you!!

And, in today's "Knitting with Not As Many tears" update I headed down to Purlescence Yarns. Just because after the week I had, well, I figured a Blue Moon something would be okay. And, let's just say, God was looking out for me. Seriously :) When I got there, the wonderful ladies were unpacking this. And they just made me smile in lots of ways.

Here's to a much better weekend, filled with lots of Knitting without Tears.

xoxo Irishgirlieknits

10 comments:

Disco said...

Glad you liked the package :-) The yarn would be a PERFECT dreamswatch. In fact, I think the dreamswatch could become the new scarf - one can never have too many ;-) I'm going to make another. Hope things pick up for you soon, I've been thinking of you and your family. Big hugs back. disco

Zonda said...

(((hugs)))!! So glad you have nice yarny/gifty packages to keep you sane! Take care! Can't wait to see what you got at Purlescence!

sgeddes said...

Take care! Those lovely packages out to help a bit! I'm with Z, I want to see what you bought at Purlescence too! I bet it is wonderful!

Jessica said...

Nice packages. Disco is the best isn't she? ;D I can't wait to get my hand on a copy of Charmed Knits. I am so excited for July...The book AND the movie!! I wish the best for your family. I hope this next week goes better for you. :D

Batty said...

What a lovely package! It's great when an unexpected gift shows up at a difficult time. Just a reminder that somebody out there cares and thinks of you when you're too preoccupied to make yourself feel good. Have some hugs and let us see the Purlescence haul!

Stilaholic Nartian knits said...

What a nice gift! Sending good thoughts your family's way.

I need to go to Purlescence and check out that Bambu. I love how the colorways look different in Bambu. Still haven't figured out what to do w/Posh if I ever get it.

Erin said...

I'm so happy you liked the package! I agree that the Rowanspun would make a great hat and mittens! Enjoy and best wishes for a speedy recovery for your mom. -Curlytop

Katie said...

what a nice package!

thanks for stopping by my blog :)

Queen Frogger said...

Wow, you lucky thing with all those lovely packages!

Anonymous said...

Wher is your new stuff?

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